Drawing their inspiration from two traditional Japanese art and craft techniques of origami and furoshiki, the Tokyo-based practice h220430 (established on April 30th, Heisei 22, hence the name) has realised this easy-to-assemble children’s chair called ‘Owl’. Made from a single sheet of a lightweight EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), the chair’s straightforward, demountable design aims to ‘help nurture children’s creativity’ while making the chair storage and small-space friendly.
More about the design:
‘Furoshiki is the act of covering all forms of object by wrapping them with one piece of clot and Origami is the act of creating different shapes by folding a sheet of paper. With such cultural background in mind, we designed Owl Chair to become a furniture that will help nurture children’s creativity which is the hope of our future. Owl chair can be assembled without any tools or additional parts, children are able to build this chair with their own hands.
‘The material EVA that is used to build this chair is lightweight and holds a rich flexibility, superior durability, and various color variations. In addition, with consideration of the material for high recyclability, no dioxin generation, and environmentally friendly, the material is suitable for children who play an important role in the future.’